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dogma

noun article of faith, axiom, belief, canon, conviction, credendum, credo, creed, declaration of faith, dictum, doctrinaire opinion, doctrine, dogma, doxy, maxim, orthodoxy, persuasion, placitum, precept, professed belief, rule, tenet
See also: article, belief, conviction, doctrine, idea, persuasion, precept, principle, rule, theory, thesis

DOGMA, civil law. This word is used in the first chapter, first section, of the second Novel, and signifies an ordinance of the senate. See also Dig. 27, 1, 6.

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I will simply call your attention to the fact that your modern systems of popular election, of two chambers, and of juries all had their origin in provincial and oecumenical councils, and in the episcopate and college of cardinals; but there is this difference,--the views of civilization held by our present-day philosophy seem to me to fade away before the sublime and divine conception of Catholic communion, the type of a universal social communion brought about by the word and the fact that are combined in religious dogma.
That there is much to be said for Nietzsche's hypothesis of the Eternal Recurrence of all things great and small, nobody who has read the literature on the subject will doubt for an instant; but it remains a very daring conjecture notwithstanding and even in its ultimate effect, as a dogma, on the minds of men, I venture to doubt whether Nietzsche ever properly estimated its worth (see Note on Chapter LVII.
Now, as always, Clare's father was sanguine as a child; and though the younger could not accept his parent's narrow dogma he revered his practice, and recognized the hero under the pietist.
Peter's to hear the publishing of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception.
Each race writes its line upon the book, as it passes; it erases the ancient Romanesque hieroglyphs on the frontispieces of cathedrals, and at the most one only sees dogma cropping out here and there, beneath the new symbol which it has deposited.
And by separating there three series into their component parts, we shall find in the three eldest sisters, Hindoo architecture, Egyptian architecture, Romanesque architecture, the same symbol; that is to say, theocracy, caste, unity, dogma, myth, God: and for the three younger sisters, Phoenician architecture, Greek architecture, Gothic architecture, whatever, nevertheless, may be the diversity of form inherent in their nature, the same signification also; that is to say, liberty, the people, man.
In these architectures it seems as though the rigidity of the dogma had spread over the stone like a sort of second petrifaction.
Dogma gives a charter to mistake, but the very breath of science is a contest with mistake, and must keep the conscience alive.
MAKING IT HAPPEN Organisers of the animal projects free all-day music event at dogmas (above, from left) Olivia Broad field, Mikey Silo, Sean White, David' Ward, Avi Sheema and Sometimes Sean, and (left, from left) Scott parks, Lewis Hanon, Dan Walker and Begin.
It is all the worse because the dogmas are generally concerned with very delicate human relations.
Even though not all doctrines are dogmas, Catholics are called to give "religious submission" to non-infallible teachings.
By relating the Marian dogmas to fundamental truths of the Christian faith, the Marian ecumenical document well fulfills the directives given to ARCIC to go behind "opposed or entrenched positions" to make possible a new reception by "fresh recourse to Scripture and Tradition.